Going into Election Day, Iowa has already broken previous election records. Secretary of State Paul Pate reported Monday morning that 2,095,580 had registered to vote in the state leading up to the 2020 election. By comparison, the last high watermark for registration was 2016 when 1,996,153 were registered to vote.
Further breaking records, more people are voting absentee than ever before in the state’s history. As of Monday morning, 1,036,409 Iowans had requested absentee ballots for the 2020 presidential election, and 955,971 absentee ballots had been received by county auditors. Absentee ballots can still be dropped off in-person at the County Auditor’s Office.
But the 1.1 million registered voters who didn’t vote early still have a chance to make their vote count by voting in-person.
On Tuesday, polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.
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